Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and Overview

    • Acknowledgment of Country

    • Welcome to QB Petit Pointers Online Teacher Training

    • Pre-course Questionnaire

    • Online portal overview

    • Teaching Training Resources

    • QB Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO with Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

    • Testimonials from QB Petit Pointers Licensees

    • Importance of arts education

    • Benefits of dance for early years

  • 2

    Module 1. QB Petit Pointers Syllabus and Implementation Guide

    • Objectives and outcomes

    • Syllabus structure and level progression

    • Implementing lessons - HELP guide

    • Multiple Intelligences and Teachable Moments

    • Adapting lessons to your setting

    • What makes an exceptional QB Petit Pointers teacher?

    • TED Talk - Sir Ken Robinson

  • 3

    Module 2. QB Petit Pointers Level 1 (1-2 years)

    • Level 1 Outcomes and Objectives

    • Welcome to QB Petit Pointers Level 1 Syllabus

    • Class Introduction

    • QB Petit Pointers Class-Part 1- Introductory exercises

    • QB Petit Pointers Class part 2- Enhancing exercises

    • QB Petit Pointers Class Part 3 - Concluding exercises

    • Welcome Song Introduction and Checklist

    • Learn the Welcome Song

    • Isolated Exercises

    • Isolated Exercise - Musical Beats

    • Isolated exercises- Bean Bag

    • Isolated exercises- Bouncing

    • Isolated Exercise-Hug and Twirl

    • Isolated Exercise-Lesson -Shakes

    • Isolated Exercises- Dot to Dot Jumps

    • Isolated Exercise-Lesson 6- Twinkle Twinkle

    • Isolated Exercise- Picking up Flowers

    • Isolated Exercise- Pom Pom Drums

    • Isolated Exercise-Ballet Stretches

    • Isolated Exercise- Scarves

    • Goodbye Song Checklist and Overview

    • Learn the Goodbye Song

    • Welcome/Goodbye Song Assessment

    • Teaching Artist Perspective

    • Congratulations on completing Level 1!

  • 4

    Module 3. QB Petit Pointers Level 2 (2-3 years)

    • Welcome to QB Petit Pointers Level 2 Syllabus

    • Level 2- Outcomes and Objectives

    • Class Introduction

    • QB Petit Pointers Class part 1- Introductory Exercises

    • QB Petit Pointers Class part 2- Enhancing Exercises

    • QB Petit Pointers Class Part 3- Concluding exercises

    • Learn the Welcome Song

    • Isolated Exercises

    • Isolated Exercise- Unit 1- Lesson 2- Dancing Horses and Stork Walks on Demi Pointe

    • Isolated Exercise- Unit 1- Lesson 3-Bend and Run and I'm Wonderful

    • Isolated Exercise- Unit 1 Lesson 4- Ribbon Sticks, Hand/eye Coordination

    • Isolated Exercise- Spring Unit 1 and Unit 2 Lesson 6

    • Isolated Exercise Unit 1-Lesson 7. Obstacle Course

    • Isolated Exercise Unit 2- Lesson 2. Animal Talk

    • Isolated Exercise- Unit 2- Lesson 3. Crab Walks

    • Isolated Exercise-Unit 2-Lesson 8. Jack in the Box

    • Isolated Exercises Assessment

    • Tips from QB Education Manager

    • Learn the Goodbye Song

    • Level 2 Teaching Artist Perspective

    • Congratulations on completing Level 2!

  • 5

    Module 4. QB Petit Pointers Level 3 (4-5 years)

    • Welcome to QB Petit Pointers Level 3 Syllabus

    • Level 3 Objectives and Outcomes

    • Introduction to Class

    • Level 3 - Example Class Part 1 - Introductory Exercises

    • Level 3- Example Class Part 2 - Enhancing Exercises

    • Level 3- Example Class Part 3 - Concluding Exercises

    • Learn the Welcome Song

    • Isolated Exercise- Unit 2- Lesson 1- Bend and Run and Sautes

    • Isolated Exercises- Unit 2-Lesson 1- Gallop Preparation

    • Tips from Professor Sandra Gattenhof, Queensland University of Technology

    • Short Creative Dance Inclusion

    • Learn Lydia's Free Creative Dance- Going to the Fair!

    • Creative Dance Assessment

    • Learn the Goodbye Song

    • Welcome/Goodbye Song Assessment

    • Teaching Artist Perspective on Level 3

    • You have completed Level 3!

  • 6

    Module 5. Marketing and support

    • Marketing Support

    • Preparing to deliver QB Petit Pointers

    • Join the QB Petit Pointers Community

    • Music - Welcome and goodbye tracks

    • QB Flashcards

  • 7

    Module 6. Assessment

    • Final Reflective Assessment

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FAQs

  • What support will I get during the course?

    To provide feedback on assessment items and support you during the course our dedicated team are available to help with any queries you have. Please contact us at teachertraining@queenslandballet.com.au

  • What are the prerequisites for registering in the course?

    We recommend participants undertaking the course have a minimum of three years ballet or dance training. Teachers who have educational experience, but no dance training, please contact teachertraining@queenslandballet.com.au to discuss your involvement.

  • How much is the course?

    The standard price is $1250 (inc GST). This is one-off fee that gives you access to the online course for 30 days and certification to be a QB Petit Pointer Licensee.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    From the date of purchase you will have approximately one month to complete the course. Assessment items must be approved by the QB team prior to progressing to the next module. Once completed the online training, participants are able to continue accessing the online content for one year to support their continued learning and program delivery.

  • Am I required to undertake further training after completing the course?

    To further develop your teaching practice, and gain insights from QB Artistic staff and leading industry experts, all licensees will be required to complete 2 x Professional Development Workshops (online or in-person) each calendar year. These will be valued at $150 each or 2 for $250.

  • I've never danced before can I do this course?

    Teachers who have educational experience, but no dance training, please contact teachertraining@queenslandballet.com.au to discuss your involvement.

  • How long will the course take to complete?

    We estimate the course will take between 8-12 hours (continuous) to complete. The benefit of completing the online course is you can work at your own pace, however please make sure you allow sufficient time for uploading and approval of your assessment tasks during your course dates period.

  • What can I expect and what do I need to prepare for this online training?

    The QB Petit Pointers Online Teacher Training will include a combination of supporting teacher resources (downloadable), demonstration classes and videos delivered by our team of Teaching Artists, education experts and guests, and assessment items. As part of the training assessment you will be required to film and upload yourself delivering selected exercises/tasks. Please ensure you have good internet connection and smartphone and tripod/ laptop with camera functionality for filming. At the completion of the course, you will be required to complete a final assessment piece to demonstrate your understanding of the syllabus content, foundational frameworks and course implementation.

Testimonial

"The Petit Pointers program is working really well for our little dancers here on Saturday mornings with them reminding me every week of the Welcome song and Goodbye song and singing it loudly and proudly each time. They are also enjoying the adventures that Ballet is taking them on each week." - Rockhampton Grammar School Dance and Musical Theatre Academy